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I hired Stephen to conduct survey and design work for the general renovation and lower ground floor extension of a Grade 2 listed Georgian residential building in Camberwell. Stephen quickly understood the brief and the requirements of the project, and worked effectively around the restrictions caused by the building's listing. Stephen always delivered his work when he said he would, and was a pleasure to work with. He offered sound advice and many great design suggestions throughout the process, which resulted in success with planning and listed building applications, as well as with the finished project. Stephen's work led to an extension that is an delightful contemporary living space, yet sits well alongside the original building; and to general renovations that have greatly enhanced the building whilst dimming none of its historic character.
In 2016 I engaged Stephen Read to design a kitchen and loft conversion for my terraced property in Parsons Green. He came highly recommended by a friend of mine who is also an architect. Stephen came for a number of planning visits to my property, often out of hours as I was working full time so could not make appointments in work time. He was thoughtful and a good listener. He quickly got the measure of what was needed, and came up with a plan that was within budget, fulfilled the list of requirements and included some good adaptations of the house to maximise the space. He communicated his plans clearly and concisely and worked to agreed timeframes. He was open to making changes and liaising with the project manager for the contractors to make sure the job ran as smoothly as possible. The project was a great success. It ran to time and budget. The drawings and designs Stephen and his team came up with were great. The changes added an extra bedroom and bathroom and lots of bonus storage space in the loft of my house and modernised and extended the kitchen on the ground floor. When I approached an estate agent to let out the property they were impressed by the work. Within 24 hours of my appointing an Estate Agent the property had been let for 20% over the asking price! Thanks Stephen and team. I would strongly recommend Craeft Architects to others looking to extend their home.
In 2018 we instructed Stephen to work on an extension of our top floor flat in Dalston. Stephen reconfigured the existing flat and designed the new floor creating a fantastic new living space for us.
We previously had a scheme rejected by the local council but Stephen managed to successfully negotiate to achieve the planning approval.
Importantly he turned it around very quickly. He understood what we wanted, communicated his ideas properly and advised on planning regulations.
In summary, Stephen managed to add value to the project while being a pleasure to work with.
For the above reasons, I would definitely recommend working with Craeft Architects.